Ferrari launches the 296 GTB in India

Arushi Sakhuja
Hold your breath, because Italian luxury car maker Ferrari just launched the 296 GTB in India. Bringing the beauty of a sportscar to the streets of the national capital, New Delhi, the recently concluded official launch had the city buzzing with chatter. The new model is all set to replace the Ferrari F8 Tributo, and is priced at a jaw-dropping 5.40 crores.
Ferrari 296 GTB 
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The striking red exterior — a classic trademark of the luxury car — is complemented by a slick design and a futuristic sportscar appeal. However, the design takes inspiration from the 1963 Ferrari 250 LM with its pronounced haunches, B-pillar design and Kamm tail. The car’s compact dimensions and the introduction of new and innovative dynamic control systems ensure that the driver will instantly experience its astonishing agility and responsiveness to commands. Its sporty and extremely compact dimensions are modern and functional.
Ferrari 296 GTB 
Photo Courtesy: Ferrari/ Instagram
The first road car with a six-cylinder engine, the two-seater 296 GTB introduces the new 120° V6 engine coupled with a plug-in (PHEV) electric motor, capable of delivering up to 830 cv. According to Ferrari, the hybrid sportscar can go from 0 to 100kph in just 2.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of over 330kph.
Ferrari 296 GTB 
Photo Courtesy: Ferrari/ Instagram
Ferrari 296 GTB can be driven solely on electric power to a with 7.43kWh battery that helps drive up to 25km at the top speed of 135kph. Moreover, it supports four driving modes which are eDrive, Hybrid, Performance and Qualifying. With a new hybrid engine in place, Ferrari has managed to keep the overall weight at 1,470 kg.
As standard, the India-spec Ferrari 296 GTB comes fitted with Alcantara-wrapped electric seats, suspension lifter, black ceramic exhaust pipes, carbon-fibre front spoiler and steering wheel, 20-inch forged rims, surround-view camera, titanium wheel bolts and contrast coloured stitching on the inside.
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